Cooperative Work Experience
The Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Program offers students the opportunity to explore
career paths and earn college credit for skills learned on the job. Students have
access to current information about careers and available jobs as well as an opportunity
to extend work place learning by defining measurable learning objectives. The success
of the program is dependent upon support from the worksite supervisor, guidance from
the assigned faculty, and the commitment of the student to complete the learning objectives.
Students may earn credit for general or occupation related paid or volunteer work.
A combined maximum of sixteen (16) units of Cooperative Work Experience credits may
Cooperative Work Experience location:
The Cooperative Work Experience office is located in the The STEM center Building
W room 22 on the Santa Maria campus. Contact the program specialist for assistance:
STEM Center : W-22
805.922.6966 Ext. 3820
How does Cooperative Work Experience Education work?
Click here for an overview PDF
Click Here for Employer FAQs PDF
Click Here for Student FAQs PDF
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